The entire batch of junior residents (postgraduate medical students) attached to the General Medicine (GM) Department at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College has written to the Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University of Health Sciences appealing that Head of the GM department D. Dalus be removed permanently as the internal examiner for the MD General Medicine exams commencing on June 23.

In a petition addressed to the VC, the students alleged that Dr. Dalus had a history of harassing, intimidating and demoralising students, especially those whom he did not like personally, and failing them deliberately. They said in spite of several complaints to the authorities by students, no action had been taken in even investigating any of the complaints against Dr. Dalus.

Students have also appealed to the VC to evolve a system of conducting practical exams and assessing the merit of students on the lines of the evaluation process for MRCP or OSCE exam so that those who come as examiners do not have an opportunity to harass students.